Anno XVIII / n.s. 8 – 2021
Essays

Attori del teatro San Carlino fra storia e fotografia nella collezione Cuocolo

Published April 5, 2022
Keywords
  • iconographic sources,
  • history of the theatre San Carlino,
  • popular theater,
  • photographs of actors,
  • theatrical collection
How to Cite
Megale, T. (2022). Attori del teatro San Carlino fra storia e fotografia nella collezione Cuocolo. Drammaturgia, 18(8), 103-122. https://doi.org/10.36253/dramma-13542

Abstract

The Cuocolo Collection, housed at the Museo Nazionale di San Martino in Naples, is an extraordinary photographic collection, dedicated exclusively to the world of popular theater in Naples in the nineteenth century and especially at the Teatro San Carlino. The essay intends to reconstruct the historical-theatrical events of the Collection, full of eighty-nine shots between portraits and ensemble scenes, and deepen its historical-spectacular meanings. The study is dedicated to this theatre in photographic form, an iconographic finding of exceptional value until now lacking an adequate scientific investigation, continuously subjected to its progressive reduction to fetish.

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